Thursday, September 25, 2014

Berlin Begins the Search for Lenin’s Head

BERLIN—More than two decades ago, not long after the Berlin Wall fell and Germany was reunified, lawmakers here decided to tear down an iconic symbol of the city’s communist past: a 60-foot statue of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, the former Soviet leader.

Soon municipal workers removed the statue from Lenin Square in the eastern part of the city, cut it into 129 pieces and buried them in a large sand pit.

The head is apparently still there. But last month, in response to a longstanding proposal to unearth the head for a sculpture exhibit, city leaders said they couldn’t remember exactly where they’d buried the nearly 6-foot-tall, 3.5-ton communist artifact.

Now, after months of wrangling, the hunt is on to find Lenin’s head. Over the weekend, the Berlin Senate announced it will try and locate the Soviet leader’s long-unseen visage for an art exhibit called Unveiled: Berlin and Its Monuments, which is set to open next spring and feature historic German sculptures.

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I'd be willing to bet some of the old die hard commies have it hidden. You know they are suckers for failed ideas. It's a little tough to let go sometimes, we know...

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